Once upon a time…

Papu Design was founded in 2012, when the mother of two, and clothing designer Anna Kurkela wanted to show that with your own example and decisions one can change the world. Stylish and ethically made children’s clothes were hard to find, so Anna felt she had to do something about it. She found artist Hanna-Riikka Heikkilä to join her on this journey, and it was the beginning of their friendship, collaboration and now growing and international children’s clothing brand.

The first collection ”Papu and the Shower of Buttons” sold out quickly after the launch in 2013 and some of the products became recognizable Papu Classics. In addition to children’s clothing, the collections now include clothes for adults too, and from time to time other lifestyle products, such as storybooks and home products.

Papu ponders and giggles! Each Papu collection tells a story through colours, shapes and little details. The high-quality products of the collections combine timeless design by Anna and playful prints of Hanna-Riikka.

During the past years, Papu has grown quickly to a company that now employs over ten people, with over 30 retailers in Finland and over 70 abroad! With the happy and motivated team, reliable partners and amazing customers Papu will continue to spread its message around the world… We invite you to join the adventure!


Ant

Who we are:

Anna Kurkela
Founder and Designer

Anna is the mother of Papu and two real world children. She is inspired by the bustle of cities but dreams about moving to the countryside. Full of visions and plans, Anna also has what it takes to make them into reality.

"The reason behind founding the Papu brand was a desire to design lovely yet practical children’s clothes, but also to manage their production as responsibly as possible. Designing children’s clothes is like a wonderful game, but there are aspects to it you have to take seriously. I want to be able to proudly stand behind everything I do." Anna
Hanna-Riikka Heikkilä
Art Director and Print Designer

Sharped-eyed visualist & design professional, with a special talent in finding the right colours. Hanna-Riikka’s art can be found in significant Finnish art museums, and she has over 10 years of experience in (among others) teaching art

"For me, Papu is a unique playground, where I can create visual experiences and meaning for people’s everyday life. Each time I am full of joy when I see someone wearing the prints I have drawn, and I notice them coming to life in the clothes. The best thing about Papu is the combination of its ethical values, positive energy, and esthetics while the brand goes forward." Hanna-Riikka
Hello from the Papu crew!

The Papu crew is a growing team of professionals from different fields, who share a positive customer service attitude, and a will to continuously develop themselves! Our team has grown with amazing talents in product development, sales, customer service and logistics. We want to give you the best possible Papu experience!

"The best thing about Papu is that we do everything with our hearts fully in it. It’s awesome to be part of a team that works hard, and does it with a smile – I think this shows to our customers too! -Julia/ Papu" Hello from

Contact Us

Find your closest Papu retailer

Finland


Käsityötalo Loftet

Suomi
Vaasa
http://www.loftet.fi

Lasten Taikamaa

Suomi
Somero
http://www.lastentaikamaa.fi/

Nonbuotique

Suomi
Oulu
http://www.noneverything.fi/boutique/

Punavuoren Peikko

Suomi
Helsinki
http://punavuorenpeikko.fi/

Seele

Suomi
Tampere
http://seele.fi/

Ballot

Suomi
Lempäälä
http://www.ballot.fi/

Harakanpesä shop

Suomi
Helsinki
http://www.harakanpesashop.fi/

Iloinen Viivi

Suomi
Lapinlahti

Iloinen Viivi

Suomi
Siilinjärvi

Iloinen Viivi

Suomi
Kuopio

Kuopus - Shop in shop

Suomi
Tampere
http://www.kuopus.fi

Koskitasku

Suomi
Hämeenkoski

Marakattimarssi

Suomi
Lahti
http://www.marakattimarssi.fi

Super Mukava Store

Suomi
Tampere

Taito Shop Pirkanmaa

Suomi
Tampere

Nudge

Suomi
Helsinki
http://www.nudge.fi/

Viola & Max

Suomi
Hämeenlinna
http://violamax.mycashflow.fi/

Marimuksu

Suomi
Alavus
http://www.marimuksu.fi/Etusivu

Hippu Kids & Lifestyle

Suomi
Kempele
http://www.hippukids.fi/

Moda Pajakka Sotkamo

Suomi
Sotkamo

Isla & Elyas, Finland



http://islaelyas.com/fi/

Stockmann Helsingin keskusta

Suomi
Helsinki
https://www.stockmann.com/

Stockmann Itits

Suomi
Helsinki
https://www.stockmann.com/

Stockmann Turku

Suomi
Turku
https://www.stockmann.com/

Stockmann Tampere

Suomi
Tampere
https://www.stockmann.com/

Avocas

Suomi
Vaasa
http://www.avocas.fi/fi/

Kuulto Shop

Suomi
Loimaa
http://www.kuultoshop.fi/

MaiLaav

(Viihdekeskus Flamingo 2. krs)
Vantaa
http://www.mailaav.fi

Hetki Design

Suomi
Rauma
https://www.hetkidesign.fi/

Kukuti

Suomi
Turku
https://kukuti.fi/

Your Piece of Finland

Suomi
Rovaniemi
https://www.yourpieceoffinland.fi/

Seita Shop

Suomi
Pello
http://www.seitashop.fi/

Kenkävero

Suomi
Mikkeli
http://www.kenkavero.fi/

Taito Shop Mikkeli

Suomi
Mikkeli

Ecolife

Suomi
Helsinki
http://www.ecolife.fi/

Kekäle, Joensuu

Suomi
Joensuu
https://www.kekale.fi/

Kekäle, Tampere

Suomi
Tampere
http://https://www.kekale.fi/

UK


The Wee Department Store



http://www.theweedepartmentstore.co.uk/

Funky Little People



https://funkylittlepeople.co.uk

Tigerbella, UK

UK
Monmouth
http://www.tigerbella.com/

Mini Maud

Jersey
Saint Aubin
https://www.minimaud.com/

Europe


Finnska Budin / Suomi Prkl

Island
Reykjavík
http://www.finnskabudin.is/

Petite Puce

Switzerland
Bern
http://www.petitepuce.ch

Selected By Ella

Sweden
Halmstad
http://www.selectedbyella.se

The Baby Boon

Sweden
Hägersten
http://thebabyboon.com/

Melijoe, France



https://www.melijoe.com

Dino Deluxe

France
Clamart

Asli Tas

Switzerland
Basel

Asia


Fabulicious Limited

Hong Kong
Tai Wai, Shatin

Qute-Plus

China
Shanghai

Far Far Away Market

Hong Kong
Kwai Fong

USA/ Canada/ South America


Babylicious

US
New York City
http://www.babyliciouskids.com

A Little Different

US
Cedarhurst

Be Dazzle

US
Baltimore

Elegant Child

US
New York City

Flying Colors Baby

US
Lakewood
http://www.flyingcolorsbaby.com/

Freckles

US
Ramapo
http://frecklesclothing.com/

Klade

US
New York City

Petit Perfection

US
New York City
http://www.petitperfection.com/

Prince and Princess

US
Ramapo

Red Balloon

US
New York City

Royal Kids

US
Lakewood

Whoopi Boro Park

US
11219 New York City
http://www.whoopionline.com/

Whoopi Monsey

US
Ramapo

Whoopi Williamsburg

US
New York City

Bluebelle

US
10952 Ramapo

Simone's Place

US
11213 New York City

Liliane Roland

US
Miami Beach

Luibelle

US
Philadelphia

Sugar and Spice

Canada
Toronto
http://www.sugarandspicechildrenswear.com

Simcha Spectacular

US
Cleveland Heights

Venta de productos para niños y bebés

Chile
Santiago

Webshops


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